ISBN 9780140448146,Lysistrata & Other Plays

Lysistrata & Other Plays

Author:

Aristophanes

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Penguin Books

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ISBN 9780140448146
Publisher

Penguin Books

Publication Year 2003
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780140448146

ISBN-10 0140448144
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)
Writing at a time of political and social crisis in Athens, Aristophanes (c.447-c.385bc) was an eloquent, yet bawdy, challenger to the demagogue and the sophist. In Lysistrata and The Acharnians, two pleas for an end to the long war between Athens and Sparta, a band of women and a lone peasant respectively defeat the political establishment. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates in particular, and reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditional religious and ethical beliefs were being challenged. For this edition Alan Sommerstein has completely revised his translation of the three plays, bringing out the full nuances of Aristophanes' ribald humour and intricate wordplay, with a new introduction explaining the historical and cultural background to the plays.

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